Best of 2013 - Drum & Bass

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  1. Commander

    Commander Well-Known Member

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    2013 has been a cracking year for drum & bass, so many big tunes, albums & club night's. I even went back to buying vinyl! Special mention must go to the amount of quality tech tunes that were released, My top 10 could easily have just featured those.

    Below is my list & if you get time, please post yours!

    Top 20 tunes (too many to do a top 10!)

    1) Botfly - Audio - Virus
    2) Twisted - Phace & Misanthrop feat Mefjus
    3) Gambino - DC Breaks - Ram
    4) Nothing can replace - Seba - Secret operations
    5) Searching - Kove - MTA
    6) Unofficial Jah - Dom & Roland - Metalheadz
    7) Riot - Gridlok & Prolix - Project Trendkill
    8) Contemporary - Mefjus & Icicle - Critical
    9) Liberation - Enei & Emperor - Critical
    10) Close to me - Calibre - Signature
    11) Alone - The Upbeats - Vision
    12) Step up - Jonny L - Spearhead
    13) Music is better - Break - Symmetry
    14) Lost contact - Ulterior Motive - Metalheadz
    15) Take you higher - Wilkinson - Ram
    16) Under the sun - Seba - Subtitles
    17) Headroom VIP - Audio - Virus
    18) Greed of gain - Misanthrop - Neosignal
    19) Begin - Emperor - Critical
    20) Mythos - Mefjus & Inside info - Ram

    Best albums

    1) Force of nature - Audio - Virus
    2) Project Trendkill - Gridlok & Prolix - TK
    3) Primitive Technique - The Upbeats - Vision
    4) Lazers not included - Wilkinson - Ram
    5) Spill - Calibre - Signature

    Best compilation

    1) Nightlife 6 - Andy C - Ram (Can it really be anything else! Amazing mixes and best NL yet)
    2) Variations on black - BSE - Blackout
    3) Way of the warrior 2 - Various - Shogun Audio

    Fav producer
    Audio - What a year for him, amazing single releases inc remixes and a stunning album. Goes from strength to strength

    Personal highlight
    Andy C at Ram Brixton and hearing Under the sun / Stepped outside! What a moment.
     
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  2. hazdaman100

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    you must of really liked Break - music is better!
     
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  3. Afek_One

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    Clarity - Constant
    Bungle - Aura
    Gremlinz - Apache
    ST Files - Eric Bristow
    Stray - Akina
    Stray - Prof Popper
    Calibre - Start Again
    Rhyming In Fives - With You
    Skeptical - Frozen
    Thing - Raggae Music
    Chimpo - Buzzin
    Detail - Days Go By
    They Live - What We Promise
    Eastcolors - Rock Fella
    Fracture - Better Than Tomorrow
    Addison Groove and Sam Binga - Rzor
    Moresounds - Riddim Again
    Lynx - Balloons
    Frequency - Tubular
    M Zine and Scepticz - Bloodspread
    Overlook - Three Shards
    Overlook - Clouds
    Escher - Rugged
    Machinedrum - Eyesdontlie
    Rockwell - Back Again
    Queensway - Run
    Bredren - The Truth
    Sam KDC - Catacomb
    Indigo - Volta
    Synth Sense - Trapped Within A Circuit
    Homemade Weapons - Beowulf
    Gremlinz - Ruff Age
    House of Black Lanterns - Me, You, Metropolis
    Stray - Follow You Around
    Stray - Wired
    Ruffhouse - The Foot
    Seba - Too Much Too Soon
    Paradox - I Led You
    Ean - We R Fucked
    Fracture - Clissold (Machinedrum Remix)
    Om Unit - Jaguar
    Phil Tangent - Squaring The Circle
    Foreign Concept and Stray - Bang It
    Synkro - The Way
    Gremlinz - After Dark (J Kenzo Remix)
    Andy Pain and Z Connection - Planetary Nebula
    Digital and Spirit - Original Rockers
    Reza - Thaw
     
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  4. Fallen.GeMiNi

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    Top 20 tunes:

    01/ Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
    02/ InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
    03/ DC Breaks - SWAG
    04/ Seba - Under The Sun
    05/ Hazard - Time Tripping
    06/ Rockwell - Detroit
    07/ Rene LaVice - Perfect World
    08/ Teddy Killerz - Violence
    09/ Technimatic - The Unspoken
    10/ Phace & Noisia - MPD
    11/ Bungle - Aura
    12/ Frankee - Black Heart
    13/ Mtwn - Genji
    14/ Nu:Logic - Morning Light
    15/ Camo & Krooked - All Night
    16/ Wilkinson - Take You Higher
    17/ Detail & Tiiu - Days Go By
    18/ Artificial Intelligence - What You Had
    19/ Break - Steam Train
    20/ Konichi - Silent E

    Top 20 remixes:

    01/ Black Sun Empire feat. Foreign Beggars - Dawn Of A Dark Day (Receptor Remix)
    02/ Snow Ghosts - And The World Was Gone (Calibre Remix)
    03/ Shapeshifter - Gravity (Lenzman Remix)
    04/ SpectraSoul - Sometimes We Lie (DLR Remix)
    05/ Philip TBC - Galactic (BTK Remix)
    06/ Black Sun Empire & Jade - Deadhouse (InsideInfo & Mefjus Remix)
    07/ Jubei - Say Nothin' (Rockwell Remix)
    08/ Seba - Never Let You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
    09/ Usual Suspects - Killa Bees (InsideInfo Remix)
    10/ Sunchase - As We Look (Teddy Killerz & Malk Remix)
    11/ Chase & Status - Lost & Not Found (Kove Remix)
    12/ Eastcolors - Watch Out (Enei Remix)
    13/ Xtrah - Cyrax (Break Remix)
    14/ LSB - Overthinking (Enei Remix)
    15/ LTJ Bukem - Music (Technicolour Rework)
    16/ James Zabiela - Perseverance (S.P.Y Remix)
    17/ Example - All The Wrong Places (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
    18/ Dizzee Rascal - I Don't Need A Reason (Mampi Swift Remix)
    19/ Black Sun Empire - Arrakis (Noisia Remix)
    20/ Torqux - Blazin' (Dimension Remix)

    Top 10 albums:

    01/ Frederic Robinson - Mixed Signals
    02/ Etherwood - Etherwood
    03/ BCee - Lost & Found
    04/ Camo & Krooked - Zeitgeist
    05/ The Upbeats - Primitive Technique
    06/ Audio - Force Of Nature
    07/ Nu:Logic - What I've Always Waited For
    08/ Hybrid Minds - Mountains
    09/ Rawtekk - Sprouted & Formed
    10/ Chase & Status - Brand New Machine

    Top 5 compilations:

    01/ Andy C - Nightlife 6
    02/ Friction - Fabriclive 70
    03/ VA - Sine Language
    04/ VA - Variations On Black
    05/ VA - Way Of The Warrior 2
     
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  5. Mikkandro

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    Quick top 20, no order

    Random Movement - Down Somehow
    Fracture - Sick Wid It
    Dimension - Synth City
    Optiv & BTK - Drop the Funk
    Loxy & Isotone - Ancients (Skeptical Remix)
    Hazard - Time Tripping
    Nitri - Searching (Break Remix)
    Loadstar - Be There
    Chords - Biting Point
    InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
    InsideInfo & Mefjus - Blunt
    Wilkinson - Take You Higher
    Phace & Noisia - MPD
    James Zabiela - Perseverance (S.P.Y Remix)
    Stray - Prof Popper
    Artificial Intelligence - You Can Dream (feat. Steo)
    Kove - Incognito (feat. Jerome Thomas)
    Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
    ShockOne - Infinity's Silence
    Sam Binga - AYO (feat. Redders)
     
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  6. Medd

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    Top Tracks:
    1/ Audio - Headroom VIP
    2/ B.S.E & Jade - Deadhouse (Mefjus & Inside Info Remix)
    3/ Emperor - Begin (ft. Georgia Yates)
    4/ Audio - Mudshark
    5/ Icicle - Anxious
    6/ Calyx & TeeBee - Strung Out VIP
    7/ Joe Ford - Instrument
    8/ Sigma ft. Doctor - Rudeboy
    9/ NickBee - Third Entity
    10/ Enei ft. Chimpo - Headtop
    11/ Maztek - Limber
    12/ Dub Phizix ft. Strategy - I'm a Creator
    13/ Mefjus & Icicle - Contemporary
    14/ Rockwell - Detroit
    15/ Misanthrop - Greed of Gain
    16/ Phace - Shitstorm
    17/ Noisia & Evol Intent - The Liquid
    18/ Phillip T.B.C - Galactic (BTK Remix)
    19/ DC Breaks - Swag
    20/ Hazard - Time Tripping
    21/ Nu:Logic - Tripping in Space
    22/ Wilkinson - Heartbeat (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
    23/ Inside Info & Mefjus - Mythos
    24/ Frankee - Black Heart
    25/ Audio - Bag of Bones

    Anything after no. 3 is just a random order. You might be able to tell I quite like Audio...
    Highlight has to be either Andy C 4 hour set in Leeds, or Andy C's set or Emperor b2b Mefjus at Outlook Festival
     
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  7. evermind

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    Re: Best of 2013 - Drum & Bass

    Couple of tracks from a quick flick through my itunes - tried to include some more early 2013 as well. There was so much more this year though! Always is.

    Camo & Krooked - All Night/Move Around
    The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward Remix)
    Noisia & Calyx & Teebee - Hyenas
    Break - Music Is Better
    Break - Love So True VIP
    Kove - Searching
    Dimension - Synth City
    Technimatic - Evening Loop
    In Lightspeed - Chords
    Shock One - Home/Universes
    High Contrast - Some Things Never Change
    Maduk - Feel Good/Don't Be Afraid
    Birdy - Wings (Nu:Logic Remix)
    TC - Get Down Low
    Seba - Under The Sun
    Ad-Apt - Need Your Love (BCee Remix)
    Spoken - Etherwood
    Liz E - The Last Time
    Plan B - Playing With Fire (High Contrast Remix)
    Emperor - Begin/She Said

    What I've Always Waited For (Dusk -> Day & Night, Memories, Everlasting Days, Morning Light... Just wow!)
    Zeitgeist - Loving every second of it. Hope there will be something in future D&B I can enjoy as much.

    Discovery of the year, for me, Break! Been getting into his stuff a lot since Love So True VIP. Very late on this one haha. It's quite nice, if you don't know of/appreciate something at first and then it turns out to be awesome. Just like finding a new tune, without having to wait for a release :) Keeps happening to me recently.

    And 5 non D&Bs from 2013 I could listen to all day:

    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    Lemaitre - Relativity 3
    Moderat - II
    Phoenix - Entertainment
    Uppermost - Revolution
     
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  8. Rasmic123

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    Top 20

    1. Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
    2. Mako, Fields, Hydro & Villem - Celestine
    3. Emperor - Solar
    4. DLR - Tugboat
    5. Survival & Silent Witness - Tracer
    6. Survival - Didgy
    7. Nymfo - Woodpecker
    8. Quadrant & Subsonik - Pyramid Scheme
    9. Jubei - Rufige 11
    10. DC Breaks - SWAG
    11. Break - Steam Train
    12. Machinedrum - Gunshotta (Om Unit VIP)
    13. Loadstar - Be There
    14. RoyGreen & Protone - Break
    15. Gridlok & Prolix - Snowed In
    16. Sam Binga Ft. Redders - AYO
    17. Survival - Dub Soldier
    18. Chase & Status - Gangsta Boogie VIP
    19. Billain - Boogie
    20. Stealth - Scrummage
     
  9. rythmatix

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    30 for a start lol, too many wicked tunes this year:

    DC Breaks - Gambino
    Enei & Emperor - Liberation
    The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward rmx)
    Break - Music is better
    Ulterior Motive - Lost contact
    Ulterior Motive - Gang Rule
    InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
    Frankee & Basher - Weep
    Break & DLR - We'll See
    DLR - Pain
    Foreign Concept - Tag Team
    Detail & Tiiu - Days Go By
    Random Movement - Down Somehow
    Optiv & BTK - Malfunction
    Hazard - Time Tripping
    Nitri - Searching (Break Remix)
    Jubei & SP MC - State of the Art
    Dom & Roland - Outta Endz
    Rawtekk - Photon Recruits
    Stealth & Altair - You Do Me Wrong
    Sam Binga - AYO (feat. Redders)
    Eastcolors - Watch Out (Enei rmx)
    C4C - Peepshow (Audio Remix)
    Bladerunner - Fusion
    Maztek – Limber
    Survival & Silent Witness ft Cern - Tracer
    Kove - Gone
    Audio - Beacon
    Emperor - She Said
    Homemade Weapons & Gremlinz ‎– After Dark
     
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    top 10 jump up

    hoogs - soil fragments
    nu elementz + profile - comes in 3's
    ego trippin - evil place
    premium - snakes + blaggers
    rowney + propz - squirm
    tyke + prestige - cowboy desperado
    version - big guy
    sonus - golden spy
    fineprint - skin
    dj rusty - backyard mentalit


    top 10 liquid

    simplification, scott allen + sunny crimea - heaven sent
    florian + pulsaar - funk brothers
    donnie dubson - muted horns
    marvel cinema - weight watchers
    rowpieces + soul cube - profound peace
    sunny crimea - little visions
    atmos t - fireglo
    boosta + atmos t ft. nicole - low down
    ms dos - earthling
    static - what you find
     
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    Dabs - Objection
    Survival & Silent Witness - Speed Bag
    Survival & Silent Witness - Paddy
    Break - Steam Train
    Alix Perex - Blueprint
    Audio - Carcass
    Maztek - Crank it UP
    DLR & Break - We'll See
    Hybris, Quadrant, D-Struct & Iris - Graphene
    Gamma - 2347
    Fre4knc - Full Measure
    DLR, Hydro, Mako & Villem - The Formula
    Survival - Didgy
    Survival - Timber
    Gerra & Stone - Back Hand
    Ruffhouse & Clarity - Persecute
    Ulterior Motive - Gang Rule
    Break - Music is Better
    Xtrah - Groove Shadow
    Brenden - The Truth
     
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    Top 25. First 10 or so are in order sort of.

    Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Celestine
    Random Movement - Down Somehow
    Kove - Gone (and the 6am mix)
    Anile - Another Year
    Emperor & Centra - Solar
    InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
    Stealth - Nanite
    BCee - Let it Go
    ASC - Distance Between Us
    Jaydan - She's Heaven
    Halogenix - Each His Own
    Kryptic Minds - Burnt To Ashes
    Fields - On Your Own
    Icicle - Dumbstep
    Stray - Prof Popper
    Hybris, Quadrant, D-Struct & Iris - Graphene
    Kid Drama - In Mind
    Silent Witness - Ballistix
    Stealth - Wrong Un
    Stealth - Nightfall
    Stealth & Altair - Yo Do Me Wrong
    Stealth - Scrummage
    Stray - Matchsticks
    Emperor - Begin
    LSB - Overthinking (Enei Remix)

    Yeah I've really been into Stealth recently.
     
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    In no order

    Survival - Didgy
    Hazard - Time Tripping
    Snow Ghosts - And The World Was Gone (Calibre Remix)
    Random Movement - Down Somehow
    FD - Luisas Smile
    Break - Steam Train
    Mefjus - Contemporary
    Enei & Emperor - Liberation
    Mefjus - Cypher
    Hybris - Gravitron
    Break & DLR - We'll See
    Jubei - Block Code
    Fre4knc - Tubular
    Fre4knc - Beastbox
    Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
    Brother - So Blue (Command Strange & Intelligent Manners Remix)
    The Upbeats - Alone (Fourward Remix)
    Phil Tangent - Squaring The Circle
     
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    Haha! Just realised my mistake and now know what you meant! Cheers
     
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    Loadstar - Stepped Outside
    Stray - Matchsticks
    Stealth - Scrummage
    Jubei ft SP MC - State of the Art
    Ulterior Motive - Lost Contact
    Ivy Lab & Hydro Ft. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika - Make It Clear
    Mr Explicit - Black Dragon
    Mr Explicit - 12 Strikes of Pai Mei
    Spectrasoul - Hearts
    Critical Impact ft. Jakes – Illa
    Alix Perez ft. D.Ablo - Playing Games
    BSE - Arrakis (Noisia Rmx)
    Kove - Gone
    Frankee - Flintstone
    Noisia - MPD

    All I can think of atm
     
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    top 10 tunes

    1) hybrid minds - Mountains
    2) Hazard - Time Tripping
    3) DLR - Pain
    4) Break - Music is better
    5) Dom and Roland - Unofficial Jah
    6) Eko - Candyman
    7) Nu:logic - Morning light
    8) Halogenix - Raya VIP
    9) Unknown Error - Rising Feat Janine Small
    10) Audio - Botfly

    top 5 albums
    1) Hybrid Minds - Mountains
    2) Dispatch Transit 2
    3) Sine Language
    4) Audio - Forces of Nature
    5) BSE - Variations on black
     
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    1. Audio - Headroom VIP
    2. Audio - Mudshark
    3. Bungle - Aura
    4. Camo & Krooked - Ruhepuls
    5. Camo & Krooked - All Night
    6. DC Breaks - Swag
    7. DC Breaks - Gambino
    8. Etherwood - Begin By Lettin Go
    9. Frederic Robinson - Theme Park
    10. Rockwell - Detroit
    11. Fourward - Sewer Run
    12. DJ Hazard - Time Tripping
    13. Survival - Didgy
    14. Random Movement - Down Somehow
    15. I Am Legion - Make Those Move
    16. The Upbeats - Falling Into Place (seriously underrated tune, vibeees)
    17. Emperor - Begin
    18. Bcee & Bladerunner - Fatal Attraction
    19. Break - Music Is Better
    20. Frankee - Black Heart
    21. Loadstar - Be There
    22. Need For Mirrors - Voltaire (shame this hasn't been mentioned yet!)
    23. Rene LaVice - Perfect World
    24. Neosignal - Sequenz (Mefjus Remix)
    25. Friction & K-Tee - Jupiter (Mefjus Remix)
    26. NickBee - Third Entity
    27. Dimension ft. Bailey Tzuke - All I Need (Karma remix) (such a lush tune, shame it didn't get pressed)
    28. InsideInfo & Mefjus - Mythos
    29. Black Sun Empire feat. Foreign Beggars - Dawn Of A Dark Day (Receptor Remix)
    30. Dom & Roland - Outta Endz

    also petty much this:

     
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    My favourite from this year imo


    [video=youtube_share;Ea2R003-iSM]http://youtu.be/Ea2R003-iSM[/video]
     
  20. Commander

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    Brilliant lists. Thanks everyone. I missed that calibre remix that's been mentioned a few times!